The Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care - the first of its kind in Southern Maryland - gives local women access to an experienced team of breast health experts and the most sophisticated technology available today. In one comfortable and convenient location, our experts provide comprehensive and coordinated care-from outreach and screening to diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The dedicated space to see and treat patients makes it easy for physicians involved in the management of breast disease (general and plastic surgeons, radiologists and pathologists as well as medical and radiation oncologists) to consult with each other about a patient's treatment.
Calvert Medical Imaging Center – the imaging partner for the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care - is one of the few facilities in Maryland that offers 3D mammography. Women in our community are so fortunate to have this technology available to them. Why? It is particularly beneficial for women with dense breasts because it allows radiologists to see through overlapping tissue much more clearly.They are also able to see lesions of the breast better. 3D allows a greater rate of cancer detection—an estimated 20 percent better than 2D alone and the “call-back” rate is much lower.
When you have your mammogram, you will be asked if you would like a 3D mammogram. There is a $75 out-of-pocket fee. The choice is up to you but the potential benefits are clear. The American College of Radiology has also designated Calvert Medical Imaging as a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.” Remember, early detection is the key.
The Woman’s Wellness Center
Did you know if you cannot afford a mammogram or PAP smear, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program at the Woman’s Wellness Center offers grant funding for eligible women, ages 40-64, to get free breast and cervical screening services on a routine basis? To find out if you qualify, call at 410-286-7992. Women’s health is not only about cancer prevention at the Woman’s Wellness Center. We serve women ages 16 and over, insured and uninsured, and offer education and support for a multitude of women’s health concerns, including sexually transmitted infections, birth control options and menopause.